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Behind the scenes at London City

What does the future hold for London City Airport? Plans for expansion – approved by Newham Council but opposed by the capital’s outgoing Mayor Boris Johnson – will be examined at a public inquiry next year. Guild members were given … ..more

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Guild members nominated for Travel Media awards

Guild members are prominently represented among the finalists in the inaugural Travel Media Awards. They include:   NATIONAL CONSUMER TRAVEL FEATURE OF THE YEAR Jeremy Seal for ‘Back to Iran’ in Ultratravel Andrew Eames for ‘Ice ‘N’ Easy’ in The Sunday Times Travel Magazine TRAVEL … ..more

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Out Now: Skylines by Yolanda Zappaterra and Jan Fuscoe

Members Yolanda Zappaterra and Jan Fuscoe were tasked with describing fifty vibrant, magnificent cityscapes around the globe, spanning every continent. Rather than a book about the world’s most important cities, its biggest, the most well-known, the highest number of visitors, or most … ..more

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BBC World News features Chris Coe’s TPOTY

BGTW member, Chris Coe, has over the last 12 years built his Travel Photographer of the Year competition into one which is now recognised the world over, with entrants from more the 100 countries. The winning images for the 2014 competition … ..more

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Members News: Summer 2015

ISSUED BY THE BRITISH GUILD OF TRAVEL WRITERS Issue No.50; August 2015 CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE This has been an exciting, productive and fun-filled spring/summer season for the 270-member British Guild of Travel Writers. Our 2015-2016 Yearbook – considered the bible of … ..more

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Kew for a party – The BGTW celebrates summer in the gardens

The Guild held its annual summer party at Kew Gardens. Neil Taylor reports: Travel writers are well used to exaggeration, both in what they read in press releases and therefore perhaps in what they subsequently write. “Magnificent” “outstanding” and “unique” … ..more

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TPOTY – all roads lead to Kensington

I’ve been entering the annual Travel Photographer of the Year competition since about 2005 and I’ve noticed how the quality of entries and winners has risen in that time. There are plenty of photo competitions out there, some with bigger … ..more

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How to define travel writing?

Does “magical journalism qualify? Is it acceptable to polish quotes and embellish accounts of experiences order to convey a deeper truth –  or are facts absolute and sacred? Rosemary Bailey has kicked off debate with a searching essay for the Royal … ..more

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BGTW Tea Time with Dragonfly Teas

BGTW‬ member Tim Locke managed the fascinating Brewed with a View tea promotion project involving some British Guild of Travel Writers members in conjunction with Dragonfly teas. Members were asked to provide travel pieces on places inspired by qualities of and stories … ..more

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Jonathan Thompson lifts USA award

Congratulations to BGTW member Jonathan Thompson (pictured in the centre, with Jonathan Sloan of Hills Balfour on the left and Philip Jones, CEO of Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau), who won an award for Best Regional Newspaper Travel Feature at … ..more

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The Guild meets at least once a month and regularly hosts networking events, charity fundraisers, panel discussions and workshops. Here’s what we’ve been up to lately.

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